Herne Hill is located just four miles from Charing Cross in London and lies to the south of that great city. The area is popular with commuters, because they have easy access into central London thanks to trains running directly into London Victoria train station, and there are numerous bus lines linking Herne Hill with central London, too.
London traffic often comes to a complete standstill and taking a taxi anywhere in town can be a waste of money at certain peak traffic times of the day. Buses are supposed to have unhindered access due to designated bus lanes, but more often than not motorists just ignore this traffic rule and use bus lanes to speed ahead of other traffic.
Friends in high places
When sitting on a bus, passengers can see directly into the passing vehicles below and it is often shocking to see what motorists get up to behind their steering wheel. Some varnish their nails or paint their lips, while others shave or read a book. There are drivers who munch a sandwich when their hands should be holding onto the wheel and there are drivers who put on their mascara, keeping both eyes firmly on their own reflection in the mirror and not on the traffic ahead.
Who hasn’t seen one of their colleagues speed past their bus on the way to work, that morning’s sales forecast spread out on their lap below the steering wheel, giving their report a last glance instead of keeping a watchful eye on the road?
I told you so!
Even if you speak to them about their reckless behaviour, the inevitable will happen sooner or later: your colleague will cause a road traffic accident. Typically, those who cause accidents through their own negligence rarely get seriously injured or killed! It is the innocent victim of their recklessness who will suffer.
If your well-meant warning fell on deaf ears, perhaps your colleague will take note when a common or garden variety of accident solicitor explains this to them: a negligent party must pay substantial damages to a non-fault accident victim making an injury claim in Herne Hill against them.
Where can you make an injury claim in Herne Hill?
If you were the victim of somebody else’s negligence and your accident happened within the last three years, you may be entitled to compensation.
You can either call several law firms in London and make an appointment for an initial free consultation with a few of them, or simply contact Accident Advice Helpline to save time. Calls are free on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. Speak to an expert who can tell you how much your claim is worth and whether or not you qualify for making an injury claim in Herne Hill.
You can also visit the Accident Advice Helpline website and complete a simple test, which takes just 30 seconds of your time. A compensation calculator will work out an instant estimate of how much compensation you might receive, which will be based on the injuries you ticked during the short test.
All Accident Advice Helpline solicitors offer no win no fee* services, which will allow you to start your claims process without making an upfront payment for legal fees.
Date Published: 26th September 2013
Author: David Brown